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Why U.S. international religious freedom policy fails

In his June 13 testimony before the National Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform, Dr. Thomas Farr of Georgetown’s Berkley Center described the failures of […]

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The evangelical reform of the Church

Hans Kung, out there on the far left fringes of Catholicism, has ideas about the reform of the Catholic Church; so does Bernard Fellay, the schismatic bishop and leader of […]

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A new approach to modern Catholic history

Criticism comes with the territory when you write books, and the best for which any author can hope is intelligent criticism that engages your argument and leads to new insight […]

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Pope Francis’ great lesson in humility and wisdom

One year ago, I was installed as the eighth bishop of Denver.  It still feels like yesterday to me.  And when I was ordained a priest in 1976, I never […]

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Families and apostolates spring from pope’s Denver visit

This story continues a Denver Catholic Register series celebrating 20 years of faith since the Denver Archdiocese hosted World Youth Day Aug. 11-15, 1993. It’s hard for some to describe […]

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Remembering Andrew Greeley

Let me begin by paying Father Andrew Greeley, who died this past May 29, a compliment he’d never have paid me, or indeed anyone of my “location” in the Church: […]

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Do not be discouraged, God is at work

I grew up in Southern California. On hot days, my imagination turns to the beach—to cooling off with a dip in the ocean and perhaps even to time spent surfing. […]

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91-year-old woman becomes Catholic

On June 30, 2013, during a 9:15 a.m. Mass, St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Littleton welcomed a new Catholic—91-year-old Lila Lipscomb. Lipscomb is no stranger to religious practices. Her neighbors […]